When I start my pc Firefox automatically opens, then opens again & again.... and I am unable to stop this from occuring unless I delete firefox from my pc.
Pc is panasonic cf-30 toughbook with windows xp and the latest version of firefox. When my pc boots up Firefox automatically opens within 5 minutes. Then every few minutes another copy opens up and on and on and on. This started a few months ago. I have Avast anti-virus and I have run scan after scan for any infection and have found nothing. I would ;like to use firefox even with the annoying disabling of my add-ons. If I cant solve this I plan on deleting firefox and trying out chrome as my browser. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Additional System Details
- Cortona2D Viewer Plug-in for Mozilla-based Browsers
- Cortona3D Plug-in for Mozilla-based Browsers (7, 0, 0, 191)
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.1 for Mozilla browsers
- DRM Netscape Network Object
- DRM Store Netscape Plugin
- Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0
- Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
- VLC media player Web Plugin
- Npdsplay dll
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
You could uninstall and change to the Extended Release Version which will better support XP and your plug-ins. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/
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The windows that open, is there anything in then, or just the homepage?
Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;
Shockwave Flash 26.0 r0
Shockwave Flash 13.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.
Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here:
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac
Then reinstall the latest version.
Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).
Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.
Flash Player Version 18.104.22.168
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>
See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration